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implications for living in cities. >> first, let's have a look at some of the other stories making news. germany says it is prepared to send soldiers to molly as part -- to mali. chancellor angela merkel announced that germany was prepared to offer the army logistical backup and training in its fight against militants. the eu will present a plan for the mission next month. >> israeli forces had killed two palestinian militant and wounded three in air strikes on gaza. israel carried out the strikes after militants attacked israeli troops as they entered northern gaza. >> former cuban leader fidel castro has published photos to quell rumors that he is near death. accused enemies of cuba of starting those -- he has accused enemies of cuba of starting those rumors. >> germany's government is considering whether to introduce mandatory quotas for women in higher-management positions in businesses. >> this minister has been addressing the issue of men at home. >> just being home with the weekend is not enough for many dads in germany -- home for the weekend is not enough for many dads in germa
., the first signs of the approaching storm can also be felt. authorities have closed the city's beach. >> this is a big one. it is supposed to be huge. everybody is supposed to evacuate from 17th street down. >> this is almost a ghost town. the residents have either left or barricaded themselves inside their homes. only a couple of daring beachgoers remain. >> [no audio] >> further north, in new york, preparations have been underway for days. people in low-lying areas are bracing themselves for flooding. at this long beach hospital, several buildings are being evacuated. almost 400,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. the mass transit has been shut down. >> i think it is ridiculous. new york city is a melting pot of people going to work and trying to make a living and we cannot even get around. i did not even know what i'm doing. >> president obama has canceled campaign stops. he urged residents to take all precautions. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow
. these are the first direct elections for hebron's city council since 1996. >> sun says the vote is an opportunity to inject new life into the council and offer an alternative to the fatah party. she says it is time to end the stagnation. >> the people want this election. we have not had local elections for 36 years. will we have to wait that long again before hamas and fatah finally resolve their differences? >> even just one or two seats would be a huge success, she says. official results are due out early next week. >> what comes to mind when i mention a vw bus from the 1970's? >> flower power, for example? a group of servers heading off to the beach? >> do not find many of these on the streets anymore, not in germany at least, but in egypt, it is a different story. >> microbuses are a common sight on egypt's roads. they may be loud and clog up the streets, but for the millions of people who use them to get around every day, they are essential. in the city of weisel near cairo, they are everywhere. many of their owners swear by them, preferring them to other forms of transport. >> i have driven
stock their first two-day closure ine- over a century. emergency generators provided the power. most of lower manhattan is still in the dark. an unusual event in the city that never sleeps. >> you look uptown, and you see lights. you look downtown and it is completely black. i was driving with a partner of mine, and i said that i do not think we will ever see something like this again. >> it is scary seeing new york like this, but i am happy to be alive. >> a little confusion, but it is still not so bad. you can get around and maneuver a little bit, and that is it. >> sandy also took out the subway line, which carries 1/3 of new york's workforce each day. flooded tunnels and miles of tracks will need to be cleared, but it was a new jersey shoreline that took the brunt of the super storm's wrath -- houses, boats, and boardwalks along the ocean have been destroyed. the storm is now largely dissipated over the great lakes. it is still dumping heavy snow and rain from north carolina to west virginia, creating hazardous road conditions for motorists. >> we are joined now by our washington
, it was completed in the mid-1800s. a few years later, the cities of buda and pest were officially united, and for good measure, they threw in a third neighboring city -- obuda. it has been budapest ever since. some say the first king here was attila the hun, hence the name "hungary." others say the first king was actually st. stephen. there's a magnificent church built in his name. the funicular is a train that's more like an elevator. it travels up the steep castle hill. at the top is buda castle. for centuries, this is where the rulers of hungary lived. the city has seen some terrible times. the area has been conquered by the turks, retaken by the christians, then during world war ii, the germans occupied budapest. the nazis rounded up jews, sending them to extermination camps. but this man, swedish diplomat raoul wallenberg, saved thousands virtually single-handed. at great personal risk, he protected hungarian jews by issuing them swedish passports. that's why there are memorials to wallenberg throughout budapest. when troops from the soviet union arrived, the germans fled, but not b
of education has commissioned its first ever comprehensive nationwide study of elementary schools. the results are distressingly similar to earlier educational studies. in reading and arithmetic, the children of bavaria, saxony take the lead. after the middle ground states, the city-state's, in last in every area. >> it is no secret that elementary schools in the three city-states many children from immigrant families as well as socially different backgrounds. >> the immigration system often struggles to meet the needs of such children who may live in urban areas. experts have criticized the rankings, say school performance in cities like hamburg should not be compared to that in big states. researchers say it is more important that germany's schools learn from each others' successes. they hope the school can serve as an example to other schools in trouble. >> more gloom for the global economy. international monetary fund is predicting lower than expected lower than expected worldwide growth this year at around 3.3%, according to germany's newspaper. >> the euro crisis is putting the brakes on
in the city of kobe. they can't start the trial until april. any clinical test using ips cells first has to be screened by the health ministry. kyoto university professor yamanaka won the nobel peace prize this year for it. >>> north korean officials are trying to get their economy to grow. they gave japanese reporters their first look at one of their zones and shows them how they're trying to attract foreign investment. reporters from nhk and other japanese media visited a special economic zone in the port city of rason. the region is the the northeast bordering china and russia. it has three piers will long cranes. one pier is leased by chinese officials. they use it to ship coal to china. another is leased by russian officials. it's under repair. the seafood processing plant praised kim jong-un and encouraged to raise money. the plant processes 30,000 tons of shellfish and grab per year for export. the north koreans are trying to attract chinese tourists. they built a seaside hotel. the hotel has a casino and and staff. they may have invited japanese media to show they're rebuilding t
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